Consistent deck screw placement and spacing between deck boards comes from a system of jigs and spacers
Dope details don't just happen; they are planned and executed
Six tips for clean and accurate cuts
An organic post base connection that sheds water and looks like a million bucks
The non-structural requirements are pretty simple for guard rails: if there's a fall hazard, make a guard, and keep it such that it will actually stop people from falling.
Your own private Idaho—or Argentina—inside the house
The IRC covers materials, methods, and expected performance in two little sentences, Glenn sums them up in 10 minutes.
Counting down the top 15 pages of 2016. This one is #5. Two videos cover the design questions and construction process of a post and beam patio roof structure
A Mashup of traditional architecture, modern technology, and good old gravity
Seven-part sketchup tutorial with 17 videos covering ground zero (gravel) to final finish. Design on 'paper'—before making sawdust.
Composite decking machines smoothly, joins well, and resists weather with the best of 'em.
Drill, Drive, DONE—Finally a concrete anchor that works
How to keep the cuts consistent in less time
In places where climate zones are irrelevant, form follows function, and the function includes kicking back
A no-nonsense approach to efficient deck building
The days of staggering bolts every 16 inches or so are over—especially if you want to step down to the deck
Four tips on sizing, dealing with frost, choosing hardware, and preventing uplift
Stucco is likely to last significantly longer than the decking, so make it easy to replace the decking without disrupting the stucco.
Accessory Dog Dwelling Unit for little pups that grew up